May 22, 2012 |
Perhaps proving that nothing incites suspicion among New Yorkers quite like a public display of affection, artist and furniture designer Takeshi Miyakawa was placed under arrest this weekend for setting up illuminated "I Love New York" displays in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The pieces consisted of a battery-powered flashlight stuffed into a plastic bag with the familiar "I Love NY" logo on it, which were then dangled from a wire in public spaces. The first piece was found dangling from a tree on Friday morning and reported by a caller as a suspicious package.
March 25, 2012 |
More than five years have passed since New York police officers rained 50 bullets upon Sean Bell and two friends the day before Bell's wedding, killing the would-be bridegroom. On Friday, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly fired Det. Gescard Isnora and fellow detectives Marc Cooper and Michael Oliver, and Lt. Gary Napoli will resign, after a department administrative trial that found they acted improperly that night in November 2006, the Associated Press reported . NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said: “There was nothing in the record to warrant overturning the decision.” The detectives and lieutenant were widely condemned and brought up on criminal charges after the shooting outside the club in Queens, but they were acquitted on all counts after a trial in 2008.
December 25, 2011 |
At first hearing, it sounds like an instant entry in the history of bad ideas: Take one of literature's most confounding, Baroque and at times abstract novelists and turn his books into TV, a medium that honors the literal and straightforward. And do it — probably at great expense — over and over again. On closer inspection, the pairing of David Milch — whose "Deadwood" and "NYPD Blue" took television about as close to art film as it's likely to get — with William Faulkner, author of some of the most profound and important American novels — may be so crazy it could actually work.
October 13, 2011 |
Wall Street protesters were preparing Thursday for a confrontation with authorities who are expected to enforce new rules in the Lower Manhattan park where the demonstrators have been camped out for almost a month. The protesters were told to clear out while Brookfield Office Properties Inc., the owner of Zuccotti Park, power-washes the area Friday morning. But company representatives — accompanied by police — handed out leaflets Thursday notifying the protesters that they could return only if they abide by new rules, which include no tents, tarps or sleeping bags on the ground, no lying on benches and no storing of personal property on the ground.
May 19, 2011 |
Los Angeles Times U.S. government tactics in pursuing domestic terrorism cases target and entrap Muslim community members and fail to enhance public safety, according to a report released Wednesday by a human rights center at New York University's law school. The government's use of surveillance, paid informants and invented terrorism plots prompts human rights concerns, according to the report by NYU's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. The authors examined three high-profile cases in New York and New Jersey that they said raised questions about the role of the FBI and New York Police Department in creating the perception of a homegrown terrorism threat.
January 19, 2011 |
New York remains a prime target for terrorists nearly 10 years after the attack on the World Trade Center, but the New York Police Department is constantly refining its efforts against terrorism and has thwarted a dozen plots against the city since Sept. 11, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday. FOR THE RECORD: NYPD: In the Jan. 19 Section A, an article about the New York Police Department incorrectly said that the nonprofit Police Foundation raises $100 million a year to support NYPD programs.
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April 1, 2010 |
David Mills, a former journalist and Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," has died. He was 48. Mills died Tuesday of an apparent brain aneurysm in New Orleans, where he had been working on the upcoming HBO series "Treme," the network said Wednesday in a statement. According to a production release, Mills died at a hospital after he collapsed on the set of the post-Hurricane Katrina drama during filming of a scene at Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter.
November 23, 2009 |
I expected to see more gunshot wounds when I became a police surgeon for the NYPD three years ago. I had seen my first one as an intern decades earlier -- a suspect injured during a robbery had been brought into the emergency room -- and I still recalled the jagged, deep crater left by the bullet. The image had left its mark on me, not only by its appearance but also because it had been inflicted by another human being. I was braced for the sight of other such disturbing wounds, but I was surprised to find that many injuries resulted from trips, stumbles and mishaps that occurred off duty.
April 26, 2008 |
On Friday morning, a state Supreme Court judge in Queens acquitted three officers in the shooting of Sean Bell, who died in a hail of 50 bullets on his wedding day. There were no violent protests in the hours immediately after the conclusion of the case, as some had feared. Aside from a brief scuffle between police and protesters outside the courthouse, the response was muted.